Terms of use

Upon signing up for Host Global’s services, all customers agree to comply with Host Global’s Terms of Use (TOU). The spirit of the TOU is to ensure customers are using Host Global’s services with due regard to the rights of other Internet users and in conformity with the requirements of Host Global’s network environment. The TOU are not exhaustive and Host Global reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of its TOU at any time without notice, effective upon either the posting of the modified TOU to www.easyhost.com or notification of the modified TOU. 
Any complaints about a customer’s violation of the TOU should be sent to abuse@easyhost.com 

(A) All Host Global Customers 
(B) Host Global Web Hosting & E-commerce Customers 
(C) Host Global Dedicated Server Customers 

(A) All Host Global Customers

Acceptable Use / Customer Responsibility
Customers are required to use the Host Global network responsibly. This includes any services customers decide to run on shared or dedicated servers within the Host Global network, aswell as Traffic Limitations. Where Traffic is marked as 'unlimited’ under plan specifications, Host Global reserves the right as sole arbitor to determine what is acceptable and what is unacceptable usage. Customers responsibilities also include respecting the other customers of Host Global. Host Global reserves the right to suspend and/or cancel service with any customer who uses the Host Global network in such a way that adversely affects other Host Global customers. While Host Global may monitor its service electronically to determine that its facilities are operating satisfactorily, as a general practice, Host Global does not monitor its customers’ communications or activities to determine whether they are in compliance with the TOU. However, when Host Global becomes aware of any violation of the TOU or other user agreements, Host Global may take any action to stop or correct such violation, including, but not limited to, denying access to Host Global’s services and equipment or to the Internet. In addition, Host Global may take action against a customer or a customer of such customer because of the activities of such customer. Host Global anticipates that customers who offer Internet services will cooperate with Host Global in any corrective or preventive action that Host Global deems necessary. Failure to cooperate with such corrective or preventive measures is a violation of Host Global policy and Host Global reserves the right to take any such action even though such action may affect other customers of the Host Global customer. 

Actions Taken by Host Global
The failure by a customer to meet or follow any of the Terms of Use (TOU) is grounds for account deactivation. Host Global will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of the Terms of Use. Host Global reserves the right to remove any account without prior notice. When Host Global becomes aware of an alleged violation of its Terms of Use, Host Global will initiate an investigation. During the investigation, Host Global may restrict a customer’s access in order to prevent further potentially unauthorised activity. Depending on the severity of the violation, Host Global may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate a customer’s web hosting account and/or pursue other civil remedies. If such violation is a criminal offence, Host Global will notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of such violation. Host Global does not issue credits for outages incurred through service disablement resulting from Terms of Use violations. Host Global customers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Host Global from any claims resulting from the use of our services that damages them or any other party. The Host Global service is provided on an as-is-available basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Host Global expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the Host Global service will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted. No oral advice or written information given by Host Global, its employees, licensers or the like, will create a warranty; nor may you rely on any such information or advice. Host Global and its partners and suppliers will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any transaction or use of the service. 

Adult Content
Due to the special system and network requirements of adult-oriented sites, pornography and sex-related merchandising are prohibited. This includes sites that may infer sexual content or provide links to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the Internet, or provide links to such sites. 

If a loss of data stored on Host Global’s server occurs whilst using Host Global’s services and is deemed that a loss of data is the fault of Host Global. Host Global will provide cost free backup and data recovery for lost data up until the last differential available. Host Global shall be the sole arbitor of the cause of the data loss. If the cause of the data loss is the fault of the Customer, there will be a fee of £45.00 for any data recovered. 

Child Pornography
The use of Host Global’s services to store, post, display, transmit, advertise or otherwise make available child pornography is prohibited. Host Global is required by law, and will, notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on, or being transmitted through, its services. 

Racial or Religious Content
The use of Host Global’s services to store, post, display, transmit, advertise or otherwise make available extreme religious or racial views is prohibited. Host Global is required by law, and will, notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of such content on, or being transmitted through, its services. 

Copyright Violations
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) sets forth the requirements for valid copyright infringement notification. If you would like to notify Host Global of an infringement of your copyright, the DMCA requires that you:
1. Send your notification to Host Global's designated agent. You may choose any of the following three avenues for this notification: 
    a. Email to abuse@easyhost.com 
    b. Fax to Host Global, Attention: Abuse at +44 (0) 207 510 9051 
    c. Mail or courier to Citypoint, 9th Floor 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HT 
2. Include in your notification the following information: 
    a. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf (the Claimant) 
    b. Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed 
    c. Identification of the material claimed to infringe the copyright(s), and enough information for Host Global to locate it 
    d. The Claimant’s name, address, and telephone number(s) 
    e. A statement that the Claimant has a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorised by the copyright owner or his agent 
    f. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification of copyright infringement is accurate and that the Claimant is authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner 

Illegal Use
Host Global servers may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage or distribution of any information, data or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation, or that may directly facilitate the violation of any particular law or regulation, is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material; trademarks; trade secrets or other intellectual property rights used without proper authorisation; material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. Examples of unacceptable content or links include: pirated software, hacker programs or archives, Warez sites, MP3, and IRC bots.  Additionally, in purchasing Host Global services, all Host Global customers certify that they and/or the organisation they represent in procuring services from Host Global are not, nor have been designated, a suspected terrorist as defined in Executive Order 13224; are not owned or controlled by a 'suspected terrorist’ as defined in Executive Order 13224; and are not on, are not a member of, related to, associated with, or controlled by any organisations on the list contained in the Annex to Executive Order 13224 and all updates thereto. Host Global reserves the right to fine Customers who break this clause upto £5,000.00 in damages. 

Host Global reserves the right to add, delete or modify any provision of its Terms of Use at any time without notice. 

All payments are subject to Host Global’s Billing Policy. By supplying your credit card for the payment of Host Global charges, you authorise Host Global to automatically charge your credit or debit card for charges that apply to your account. Recurring charges will be posted to your credit card until such time that you cancel your account in accordance with Host Global’s Billing Policy. 

Host Global is concerned with the privacy of on-line communications and websites. In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure than other means of communication, including mail, facsimile, and voice telephone service, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence, however, Host Global urges its customers to assume that all of their on-line communications are insecure. Host Global cannot take any responsibility for the security of information transmitted over Host Global’s facilities. Additional details on privacy and Host Global’s use of customer information can be found in Host Global’s Privacy Statement. 

Server and System Abuse
Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation the following: unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without express authorization of the owner of the system or network; interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks; forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting. 

Service Limitation
Host Global or its related persons shall not be held liable for any consequential, indirect, special, punitive, or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, based on claims of the customer or its customers, (including but not limited to, claims for loss of data, goodwill, profits, use of money or use of the software, interruption in use or availability of data, stoppage of other work or impairment of other assets), arising out of breach of implied warranty, breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise, except only in the case of personal injury where and to the extent that applicable law prohibits exclusion of such liability. In no event will the aggregate liability which Host Global and its related persons may incur in any action or proceeding arising out of performance or non-performance of this agreement exceed the total amount actually paid to Host Global by the customer for the specific product or service that directly caused the damage. 

Traffic/Bandwidth Overage
Customers using over their agreed monthly bandwidth allocation (calculated in GB), whilst using Host Global services will be subject to a charge (as displayed on the price list). Bandwidth will be calculated as an average across the calendar month, and will be charged in areas for its use. If you expect to use over your agreed bandwidth allocation you will be able purchase a lower pre-committed rate from our sales team. 
UCE (Unsolicited Commerce Email) – SPAM
Spamming, the sending of unsolicited mass email from or through an Host Global server or using an email address that is maintained on an Host Global machine is STRICTLY prohibited. Host Global will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Customers are also in violation of this provision if they engage in spamming using the service of another ISP or IPP, but reference in the spam a website hosted on an Host Global server, or if they sell or distribute software on their website that facilitates spamming. Violators will be assessed a minimum fine of £250.00 and will face immediate suspension. Host Global also will enable precautions to monitor security and UCE on servers within European and United States guidelines.  Please report any instances of spamming from Host Global specific servers/IP’s to abuse@easyhost.com detailing as much information as possible, clearly identifying the source of the unsolicited email. This will then be investigated, dealt with and replied to within 24 hours.  For specific details on what constitutes spamming on on our email platforms, see para entitled Email Distribution below. 

Viruses and Other Destructive Activities
Use of Host Global’s services or equipment for creating or sending Internet viruses, worms or Trojan horses, or for pinging, flooding or mail bombing, or engaging in denial of service attacks is prohibited. It is also prohibited for any customer to engage in other activity that is intended to disrupt or interfere with, or that results in the disruption of or interference with, the ability of others to effectively use Host Global’s services and equipment (or any connected network, system, service or equipment) or conduct their business over the Internet. 

Third Party Providers
You agree that certain services may be provided by third party providers of Host Global and that your use of such services may be subject to further agreements, policies, terms, and conditions in addition to those contained or referenced in this Agreement. 

Proxy Services
For domain name registration services where a third party provider is named in your place (Proxy Services), you agree that if Host Global or the third party provider does not receive a response to a communication sent to you within 48 hours of such communication being sent, then the sender of such communication may, at its sole discretion, suspend or terminate the Proxy Services. If Host Global provides the particular Proxy Services, then Host Global reserves the right to suspend or terminate any or all of the services provided to you entirely in such event. 

Host Global reserves the right to immediately suspend, terminate, transfer, or modify your domain name registration for reasons including (i) your breach of this Agreement, (ii) your use of the domain name registration services in a manner that is in contradiction of applicable laws or customarily acceptable usage policies of the Internet industry, including sending mass unsolicited commercial advertisements or otherwise spamming, making or sending threats, harassments or obscenities, (iii) your use of the domain name registration services in connection with unethical activity, (iv) Host Global’s receipt of an order from a court of competent jurisdiction or an arbitration award, or (iv) any other grounds that impose a legal risk to Host Global as determined at its sole reasonable discretion. You agree that you shall not receive any refund whatsoever for any such suspension, termination, transfer, or modification to your domain name registration. 

(B) Host Global Web Hosting & E-commerce Customers^
The following Terms of Use apply only to Host Global’s Web Hosting and E-Commerce customers, and supplement the terms above in section A that apply to all Host Global customers: 

Background Running Programs, Scheduled Tasks and Cron Jobs*
Host Global may allow programs to run in the background. These programs will be considered on an individual basis and customers will incur extra charges based on system resources used and operational maintenance needed. If you wish to run background programs please contact Host Global at support@easyhost.com so that we can arrange set-up. 

CGI Scripts*
CGI script sharing with domains not hosted by Host Global is not permitted. Any CGI scripts deemed to be adversely affecting server performance or network integrity will be shut down without prior notice. 

Chat Rooms*
Host Global does not allow customers to install their own chat rooms. Chat rooms tend to require significant system resources and therefore cannot be permitted as an account option. However, for a small charge, Host Global provides Java chat room software through SiteControl that meet most users’ needs and run without hindering system performance. 

Any database stored on Host Global's servers shall be limited in size to 10% of the total disk space allotted for that particular domain\’s plan/web hosting account. 

Email Distribution
Host Global provide no total limits for personal email use, through POP3 and SMTP email functions. However, frequency of email is controlled for the prevention of SPAMMING. Email therefore, even if within our UCE guidelines, will be limited to 250 indivdual respondant emails per 30 minute period, with a maximum number of recipients per email limited to 50. Any daily overage will be charged at Host Global’s discretion. If you wish to provide mail functionality to your company on a larger scale please contact sales@easyhost.com to make special arrangements. 

Host Global does not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers. 

Multimedia Files*
Multimedia files are defined as any graphics, audio, and video files. Host Global shared web hosting accounts are not to be used for the purposes of distributing and storing unusual amounts of multimedia files. Any website whose disk space usage for storing multimedia files exceeds 70% of its total usage, in terms of total size or number of files, will be considered to be using an unusual amount of multimedia files. 

Server Resources*
Any website that uses a high amount of server resources (such as, but not limited to, CPU time, memory usage, and network resources) will be given the option to either pay additional fees (which will depend on the resources required), reduce the resources used to an acceptable level, or upgrade its service to a Dedicated Server plan. Host Global shall be the sole arbiter of what is considered to be a high server usage level. All shared web hosting accounts apart from Silver/Gold come with a limit of 5,000 files per account. Each block of 5,000 files after the initial 5,000 will incur an additional charge. Any web hosting account deemed to be adversely affecting server performance or network integrity will be shut down without prior notice. 

Software Distribution*
Host Global's shared web hosting accounts are not configured for the purposes of distributing software and/or multimedia products. If you wish to distribute software and/or multimedia files, please contact sales@easyhost.comto make special arrangements. 

(C) Host Global Dedicated Server Customers
The following Terms of Use apply only to Host Global’s Dedicated Server customers, and supplement the terms above in section A that apply to all Host Global customers. These are also assumed part of your dedicated server contract and SLA documentation. 

Billing for Network Resources
The customer understands that the customer is responsible for paying for any network resources that are used to connect the customer’s server to the Internet. The customer may request that the customer’s server be disconnected from the Internet, but the customer will still be responsible for paying for any network resources used up to the point of suspension or cancellation. 

Customer Security Responsibilities

The customer is solely responsible for any breaches of security affecting servers under customer control. If a customer’s server is involved in an attack on another server or system, it will be shut down and an immediate investigation will be launched to determine the cause/source of the attack. In such event, the customer is responsible for the cost to rectify any damage done to the customer’s server and any other requirement affected by the security breach. 

Host Global allows Dedicated Server customers the use of IRC inside the Host Global network as long as the use of IRC on a Host Global server does not violate any of the other terms of these TOU. As a policy, Host Global will not provide vanity IRC reverse DNS records. To enforce this policy Host Global does not turn the reverse address of IPs over to the customer. Authority over this information remains with Host Global.